HB 894 Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Utility energy efficiency programs.  Provides that an energy efficiency program proposed by an electric utility is in the public interest if, among other factors, the net present value of the benefits exceeds the net present value of the costs as determined by the Commission upon consideration of the following four tests: (i) the Total Resource Cost Test; (ii) the Utility Cost Test (also referred to as the Program Administrator Test); (iii) the Participant Test; and (iv) the Ratepayer Impact Measure Test. The Commission's determination shall include an analysis of all four tests, and a program or portfolio of programs shall not be rejected based solely on the results of a single test. An electric utility's energy efficiency program may be deemed to be in the public interest if it provides measurable and verifiable energy savings to low-income customers or elderly customers. The current standard for what constitutes a cost-effective conservation and energy efficiency program conducted by a natural gas utility is revised to conform to these new provisions for electric utilities. Finally, the measure expands the definition of "energy efficiency program" with regard to electric utilities to include customer engagement programs that result in measurable and verifiable energy savings that lead to efficient use patterns and practices. The bill contains an emergency clause.

Full text:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103335D  pdf | impact statement
02/13/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105363D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB894ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/09/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB894ER2)  pdf
03/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)  pdf

Amendments:
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103335D
01/11/12  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/12  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N)
01/23/12  House: Read first time
01/24/12  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/25/12  House: Passed by for the day
01/26/12  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/26/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/26/12  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/26/12  House: Passed House (98-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/26/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/27/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/12  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/13/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105363D-S1
02/14/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/12  Senate: Read third time
02/15/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/15/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12105363D-S1
02/15/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB894S1
02/15/12  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/12  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105363D-S1 (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/17/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/21/12  House: Enrolled
02/21/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB894ER)
02/21/12  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/12  Senate: Signed by President
03/06/12  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
03/06/12  House: Placed on Calendar
03/08/12  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/08/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
03/09/12  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/12  Governor: Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
03/09/12  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
03/09/12  House: Reenrolled
03/09/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB894ER2)
03/09/12  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/09/12  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
03/09/12  House: Enacted, Chapter 210 (effective 3/09/12)
03/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)